Indefinite class-exams boycott if gazette not issued by afternoon
The quota reform agitators have urged to issue the gazette abolishing quota system by 5 pm. The Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council called for indefinite boycott of classes and examinations from Monday in all the colleges and universities of the country if their demand is not fulfilled by the given time.
The council joint convener Faruk Hasan declared the program at a press conference at TSC of Dhaka University at 1:10 pm on Sunday.
As per the scheduled program a demonstration was brought out in front of Dhaka University central library at around 11:30 am. Several thousand students took part in the procession led by student council convener Hasan Al Mamun, joint conveners Rashed Khan and Nurul Haque Nur.
Earlier on Saturday the council convener Hasan Al Mamun declared the programs of demonstration in every college and university of the country on Sunday from a press conference held in front of DU central library.
Prior to this on May 9 (Wednesday) human chain was formed at TSC demanding the gazette publication. At that time Hasan Al Mamun warned that agitation will go on in colleges and universities from May 13 (Sunday) if their demand is not fulfilled by May 10 (Thursday).
From April 8 students from public and private universities throughout the country including Dhaka University took part in movement for their demand of quota system reformation in government recruitment process. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on April 12 in the parliament declared quota system abolition by announcing that all the recruitment will be done on the basis of merit. But till the Sunday afternoon no gazette was published in this regard.